I started riding in 2005 with the goal of doing a triathlon, so I immediately gravitated to tri bikes and working on long intervals. My progression since then has been to figure out that I'm a slow triathlete and a slightly less-slow bike racer, and I've gradually shifted to pretty much pure cycling training, with an occasional swim and run.
This year I've probably ridden the TT bike about 5 times. Got on it last night to pre-ride this weekend's state TT course and hated every minute of it. The whole suffering for an hour straight thing has got to be the worst. Doesn't help that I can't seem to find a comfortable saddle for prolonged aero position efforts.
I'm much happier feeling like I'm going to puke a lung in a crit, at least there's adrenaline, changes in position and tempo, cornering. I think it's the boredom that gets to me mentally. Maybe I just need to HTFU and do more 20 minute intervals. Maybe I'm burnt out.
Anybody else feel like this?